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Afternoon All

Afternoon All,

Had horrid night, worn to a shrivel, sinuses bad so too asthma so today I have decided to give up smoking... I don't smoke a lot maybe 5 to 6 a day but most of those are dogged out after a few puffs. I am hoping it will help my breathing not been good lately and it can be quite frightening too.

The sun has just popped its head out after a very damp morning, Bon Fire Night tonight although lots of folk have already let off their fireworks last weekend too .

Enjoy the rest of the day everyone.
Very Happy

Posted at 5th Nov 2018 - 01:01PM   Posted by Camilla   Afternoon All Comments: 14

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Fennie's Avatar Sympathies, Camilla, Sympathies. But do please try to give up smoking. It is hell for 3 weeks but if you can get though that (and I am sure you can) then it is all downhill after that - so by Christmas your breathing might be better. Besides you can buy substitutes these days. I'm lucky I've never suffered from asthma but Kevin has it quite badly and so too Theo and Beanie though to a lesser extent. Beanie gets quite poorly sometimes, poor mite. Sinuses - might be worth checking allergies to dust, dustmites etc. Wash everything at at least 40 degrees (otherwise you just get clean mites!). But of course streess worsens any situation. But smoking definitely cannot help. Does your HL smoke? Other people's smoke can trigger asthma/sinus attacks and is bad for the lungs.

Grey morning here too. Good luck on the (non) smoking front. We'll all root for you. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Nov 2018 at 01:13PM

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Posted by: Camilla on 5th Nov 2018 at 01:16PM

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Camilla's Avatar Thank you Fennie.Very Happy no my HL has never smoked in his life loathes it and cant understand why others do it.

I am allergic to a lot of things, had the test done on my arm in 1997 where they test from 1 to 13 nurse said it all came back as positive allergic to all 13,! dust, horses, dogs, you name it. I was diagnosed with Perennial Rhinitas/Sinusitas the nasal sprays help a bit.


I shall just have to eat more plain choc and drink more wine. Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Nov 2018 at 01:21PM

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Faith's Avatar Bill chews nicotine gum instead of smoking - but I find the smell of that revolting too!

I hope you can stick with it Camilla - my eldest sister who will be 80 next year has emphysema because of smoking. Think of that to help you give up!

Posted by: Faith on 5th Nov 2018 at 02:42PM

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Camilla's Avatar So far so good Faith, managed not to be tempted still but I shall stick with it, if I gave up for 8 years once I am sure I can kick the habit. I would rather not have a ciggie than have to be breathless with asthma.

Is the Nicotin gum safe to chew?

Sorry to hear about your eldest sister Faith, has she given up smoking?

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Nov 2018 at 05:26PM

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Camilla's Avatar Eaten... dolly mixtures, dipped into bag of sweet jelly's, and an apple. Choc and Red wine tonight.! Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Nov 2018 at 05:27PM

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Fennie's Avatar Well done! When I gave up I carried a pack of cigarettes in my pocket. They are easier to resist in your pocket or bag. Otherwise you will kid yourself you are going to the shop for vegetables but will return with cigarettes and having bought them, well you have to smoke them.

Also have a dirty ashtray nearby so you can smell the tar when you get tempted. Dirty ashtrays always smell revolting and are guaranteed to put you off wanting a cigarette for the next few hours. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Nov 2018 at 05:38PM

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Fennie's Avatar You can always lose weight again but you can't get your lungs back. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Nov 2018 at 05:38PM

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Fennie's Avatar The cravings don't last forever, Camilla. For some people it is only a week. For me it was three weeks. Then I was quite comfortable. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Nov 2018 at 05:40PM

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Camilla's Avatar Thanks Fennie, having a packet in my pocket wont be good, know there is half a pack in a drawer but I won't be touching, just need will power. Never smoked in the home here but always outside, I walked back from the dunes this afternoon with Patch and a man was just lighting up a cigarette after taking his two dogs for a walk before he got into his car, as I walked past I got a whiff of the smoke but can't say it smelt that good actually.

Heck hope I don't put on weight.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Nov 2018 at 05:47PM

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Camilla's Avatar Well done Fennie you gave up and lost the craving in 3 weeks what nicety's did you indulge in instead.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Nov 2018 at 05:48PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Good for you, Camilla. If you gave it up once before you can do it again! Worst problem will be when the Monster is at his worst. Try to find something else to ease the stress that is NOT alcohol.
We will all be cheering you on!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 6th Nov 2018 at 09:45AM

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Camilla's Avatar Thank you Withy, yes I was thinking hope I can get through when the Monster is at its worst.!only have a glass of wine with dinner Withy.. but thank heavens for Dolly Mixtures at the moment.. all my teeth will probably fall out now.. I can't win.Laughing

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Nov 2018 at 09:53AM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar Good Luck with the non-smoking, Camilla.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 6th Nov 2018 at 01:55PM

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